“Big Read” Takes Up Immigration

By Lucy Gellman, New Haven Independent

New Haven Register Announces Festival 2017

The newly unveiled June schedule includes a first-time reggae headline concert and a hip-hop oratorio prompted by the Virginia Tech and Newtown tragedies.

Fellows Enroll at Gateway College as new Festival Partnership Launches

Our annual Fellowship Program for high school students now offers college credits.

Q&A: Michelle Dorrance

Get your tickets for Dorrance Dance in New Haven >Michelle Dorrance found her calling when she was only 8 years old. She was training at her mother’s dance school and was lucky enough to have Gene...

Majora Carter will receive the 7th Annual Visionary Leadership Award

The International Festival of Arts & Ideas will present its 7th Annual Visionary Leadership Award to Majora Carter, noted revitalization strategy consultant, real estate developer, and Peabody Award-...

Arts & Ideas Shares NEA Grant Spotlight with CT Arts Organizations

Connecticut Secures Federal Grants for 15 Arts Nonprofit Throughout State

“Inuk throat singer Tanya Tagaq finds her own key”

Tanya Tagaq is threatening to turn into one of the most peculiar and uncompromising mainstream success stories Canadian music has ever known.Although she previously graduated from the experimental...

Press Release: 2016 Economic Impact Survey Results

Arts & Ideas Audiences Boost City and State Economy, Impact Jumps 23%
The International Festival of Arts & Ideas today announced the results of a highly successful Festival 21, which ran June 10–25...

Festival Partner JUNCTURE Co-Presents Yale Symposium April 7-8

This week's symposium at Yale features interdisciplinary discussions with JUNCTURE’s visiting artists, international artists, human rights advocates, and curators. Poet, teacher, and activist Carolyn...

Festival 21 In the News: Have you heard? Read all About It!

News is spreading about Festival 21! Both Joe Amarante at the New Haven Register and Chrisopher Arnott of the Hartford Courant joined us Tuesday for the season announcement member party and got word...

Arts & Ideas Still Evolving, 20 Years In. by Lucy Gellman of the New Haven Independent

When Mary Lou Aleskie took over the International Festival of Arts & Ideas in September 2005, she didn’t know that much about New Haven. She’d moved to the Elm City from San Diego for the position,...

‘Prudencia Hart’ returns to New Haven Wednesday. By Joe Amarante, New Haven Register

"Prudencia navigates a dream-like journey of self-discovery in the show, which premiered in Glasgow before achieving popular and critical success at the 2011 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Inspired by...